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Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She’s worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It’s just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway…

But Conway’s latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.

From Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist.

Read by Samantha Bond and Allan Corduner

(p) 2016 Orion Publishing Group
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 6th October 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409161714

Reviews

Brilliant. Really, really brilliant. I loved it.
Sophie Hannah, author of The Monogram Murders
Horowitz is a superb pasticheur.
Guardian
Although at first glance Horowitz's latest offering appears to be a classic whodunit novel, it will almost certainly prove to be unlike anything you've ever read before, and will have you mulling over its various intrigues in between sittings.
Scotsman
An ingenious novel-within-a-novel whodunit about the death of a crime writer . . . Part crime novel, part pastiche, this magnificent piece of crime fiction plays with the genre while also taking it seriously
Sunday Times
A stylish, multi-layered thriller - playful, ingenious and wonderfully entertaining
Sunday Mirror
A cunning re-invention of the thriller formula
Thriller of the Week, Mail on Sunday
Anthony Horowitz's new novel is at once a brilliant pastiche of the English village mystery and a hugely enjoyable tale of avarice and skulduggery in the world of publishing . . . a compendium of dark delights
Irish Times
We loved this Agatha Christie-esque crime novel. A fiendish mystery within a mystery that will have you hooked from page one
Good Housekeeping
Putting two books in one with their plots running side by side makes Magpie Murders difficult to put down and Horowitz fans will thoroughly enjoy a cracking good read
Daily Express
A highly enjoyable twist on the classic whodunnit
Metro
Superbly written, with great suspects, a perfect period feel and a cracking reveal at the end
Spectator
Want to read a great whodunnit? Anthony Horowitz has one for you: MAGPIE MURDERS. It's as good as an Agatha Christie. Better, in some ways. Cleverer.
Stephen King